This week we have more magical news for you from the Disneyland resort. For starters, we have news that the Iron Man exhibit will be previewing today for a short period, to annual passholders only. Next up, a very influential man, Harrison “BUZZ” Price is finally honored on Main Street. We have an explanation on the closure of Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln, the shuffling of Main Street inventory and more photographic updates of Big Thunder, Long Lost Friends week and much more.
IRON MAN EXHIBIT DEBUT INSIDE INNOVENTIONS TODAY (for Passholders)
The highly anticipated Iron Man exhibit, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries, will preview for Annual Passholders ONLY this evening inside the maligned Innoventions attraction. Guests who want to be the first to experience the exhibit need to be at the park to get their wristbands at 1pm at the Innoventions entrance in Tomorrowland (it is recommend that your entire party register at the same time). The wristband will give you access to the preview, which begins at 6:30pm, and a special after-hours event in Tomorrowland (11pm-1am) in which they will have access to Space Mountain, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Autopia, and Astro Orbiter. Sorry, no Subs.
Now, let’s be clear. This is only an exhibit. Not an attraction, not a ride. It will probably be a very cool exhibit, but one that will closely resemble what appeared at San Diego Comic-Con last year. Among other things guests will have the chance to virtually suit up with and test pieces of the Mark 42 armor. Pretty nifty.
It seems as though the initial rush of AP’ers have gone through the line and there is virtually no wait for a wristband at the moment. But, come 5pm, expect another rush as people get off work.
The exhibit is very nice looking. That said, it is basically what was at comic-con in San Diego, paired with an X-box Kinect setup that allows guests to be virtually suited up.
HARRISON “BUZZ” PRICE GETS HIS WINDOW – FINALLY!
Like a Disney fairytale, this story now has a happy ending. Just this week, on Tuesday April 9th, Buzz was finally honored with a very fitting window, just near City Hall, On Disneyland’s Main Street. In front of a small group of friends, family, and invited guests, Resort President, Michael Colglazier and Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts lead the presentation to award Buzz Price his window. Buzz has been gone for years, but his son was in attendance to accept in his father’s honor.
Price Is Right
Call on our numbers man for the best price
Harrison “Buzz” Price
Founder and Finder
We never say “No”
“yes” makes more cents!
MAIN STREET MERCH MIX-UP
The Main Street Opera House, which includes The Walt Disney Story featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, is currently closed. Yes, it is for refurbishment. But there is also some rearranging going on.
COKE CORNER AND THE RETURN OF THE ARCH!
The day has come. The long awaited return of the arch at Coke Corner sign has come at last. We do wonder why it took so long, but, meh, it’s back. The interesting thing is that this gateway has been reduced in size by at least two thirds. The side structures have been completely removed (at least for now). As you may recall, this gateway once had the central arch and then two side gateways.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND WORK
Some work is being done on the upper façade of the Alice in Wonderland show building. While this has nothing to do with the promised redo of the outdoor section of the ride, it has us wondering.
SMALL WORLD MALL WORK
On a side note, new scaffolding has sprung up around a few more light towers along the small world Mall.
KING ARTHUR CAROUSEL
On another another side note, the canopy that protected guests from the sun while queueing for King Arthur Carousel has been sent to the cleaners. It should be back soon. But in the interim, bring your sunscreen if you plan on taking a spin.
BIG THUNDER REFURB
Here is your weekly look at the Big Thunder Refurbishment project. Set to be finished by October, the attraction is getting a complete overhaul. New track, new effects, new Rainbow Ridge and more. It should be noted that, once again, the Big Thunder Trail access that leads from Fantasyland into Frontierland, is closed off to allow for crane use during the week. You can get about as far as Big Thunder Ranch before having to turn around.
LONG LOST FRIENDS WEEK
Limited Time Magic Long Lost Friends Week took over the Big Thunder Ranch this week. Guests got to vote on who they wanted to see return to the park and now, until Sunday, they can meet up with old characters that rarely appear in the park anymore.
The rare characters include…
Sarah the MiceChatter chimes in regarding Lost Friends Week on her latest video.
There isn’t too much happening over at Disney California Adventure. But we did snap this random shot of the DJ at Phineas and Ferb that made us chuckle. Yes, totally random, but funny.
There is a new chocolate assortment rolled out just in time for spring at the Ghirardelli shop in California Adventure. Adorned in California Poppy, these premium chocolate assortments are pretty tasty.
And that should do it for us today. thanks for reading and we will see you, In The Parks.